Terrox Starfighter Build, Part 2

Continuing with the Terrox build, we start to focus on detailing. I started with the hidden area between the missing engine covers and the fuselage. I used some F-104 bits in silver and various bits of scratch plastic to add some interest. You know, for when someone shines a flashlight in there to make sure I’m honest. ;-)

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Some strakes are added to the top of the fuselage because it looks cool and it’s a bit of a call out to the old MiG-15. I’ve also added some interest behind the pilot with some plastic greeblies.

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The engine details started with this child’s whistle from a dollar store and continued with landing gear bits from the Tomcat model. Lots of them. Oh, and some scratch tubing.

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Added some pipes to the whistle and suddenly the engines are beginning to look interesting. I used more Starfighter parts for the cover plate on the left in the shot below. I knew the open area where the fuselage meets the engine nacelles was going to be a greeblie pile. So I started with some grooved plastic.

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Backing up a bit we look at the boxing in of the fuselage.

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I used some braces inside. I was going to put some LED’s and a nine volt batter in there, but opted for a static build to save time.

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Here’s the Tomcat cockpit with some F-104 instruments and various other greeblies.

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I needed to fill some gaps behind the cockpit so I used pipes. I like the look.

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I like that silver piece from the back of the F-104 on top of that block behind the pilot.

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Now we have the engines glued on and you can start to see what this puppy will begin to look like.

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Here we are with some more engine details. I covered the one inch PVC engine parts with thin, .010 plastic but not everywhere. Some thicker areas too for interest.

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Next time we’ll focus on fuselage details and get some primer on it,

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